Posts Tagged: Li-Fi

Highly Sensitive Photon Counting Receivers for Li-Fi Systems

Published on July 3, 2015

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A New Solution to Long Distance Communication The concept of Li-Fi, first introduced to the general public by Professor Harald Haas, Chair of Mobile Communications at theUniversity of Edinburgh, in a TED Talk in 2011, is currently attracting a great deal of interest and many researches have stepped into the field by proposing new devices…


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Angle diversity: create ‘compound eyes’ in Li-Fi

Published on February 6, 2015

Have you ever seen the compound eye of insects? If so, you must be astonished by its sophistication. In general, a compound eye consists of thousands of individual photo receptor units which are located on a convex surface and thus pointing to a slightly different direction. When the input of all photoreceptor units are combined,…


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Future for Li-Fi is everywhere

Published on June 25, 2014

Future of LiFi: Professor Harald Haas

“Future for Li-Fi is everywhere” says Professor Haas Li-Fi pioneer Professor Harald Haas has featured on the BBC World Service radio programme ‘Click’ talking about visual light communication technology using micro LEDs. This is particularly exciting as the BBC World Service is listened to throughout the world, in 2010 the world weekly audience was 180…


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Harald Haas recognised as RISE Leader

Published on June 12, 2014

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The University of Edinburgh’s Professor Harald Haas, who has been leading the global research and development of Li-Fi technology for wireless communications has been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as one of the UK’s most inspirational scientists and engineers. At the announcement of the award, Universities and Science Minister David…


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How Li-Fi is different from RF wireless

Published on June 9, 2014

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Technical Bulletin #02 by Majid Safari How Li-Fi is different from RF wireless Based on Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetics, the light and radio propagation follow the same rules of physics. However, the optical waves have significantly smaller wavelength compared to radio waves. This is particularly important when an approximation of Maxwell’s theory is required. For…


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Harald Haas gives 2014 Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture

Published on April 25, 2014

Harald Haas gives 2014 Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture Professor Harald Haas has given this year’s 2014 Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture on “My Li-Fi Revolution”, which was recorded on Sunday 13 April at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library. In the lecture, Professor Haas, Chair of Mobile Communications at The University of Edinburgh, revealed an amazing…


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Li-Fi Centre to make light work of broadband

Published on December 3, 2013

Faster, more reliable internet connections will move a step closer to reality with the opening of a new centre at the University. A new generation of high-speed internet technology which is more secure and versatile than Wi-Fi, will be developed at the research facility. This light-based communication technology, also known as Li-Fi – which is…


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CNN Make Create Innovate programme

Published on September 28, 2012

CNN Make Create Innovate programme Professor Harald Haas has been featured on the first edition of CNN’s ‘Make Create Innovate’ programme, presented by Nick Glass, CNN’s International Correspondent. Nick Glass asks “Someone once said ‘Let there be light’. Is this how we will access the internet in the future? At the speed of light.” He…


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